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Carolina Life

Tips, tricks and inspiration for living life to the fullest in North Carolina

Seeing Science

A western North Carolina educational initiative that takes science students outdoors has improved student test scores

My Hero

A movie, a dime and a hero.

The Mill Town That Never Closed

How Cooleemee retained the heritage that defined its character

Henry River Mill Village

An abandoned mill village in eastern NC sets the scene for the film "The Hunger Games"

Foreclosure Prevention

A loan program helps hard-hit homeowners pay a mortgage while they look for work.

Flame-kissed and juicy

How to grill steaks to perfection

Design tricks

Create interesting rooms by mixing patterns confidently

Amazing Sheds

These are not your garden variety potting sheds. These are amazing!

“Cold Pursuit”

New art by Ronald Ragland

Connecting farm and fork

A new facility has space and equipment to help local farms and food suppliers stay local

Down to Earth

Carolina horsemen rediscover the joy of plowing

The value of a country life

Jacob Brooks considers his rural roots